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Music Fest 4 Vets! music festival to support U.S. Veterans in need.
July 18 + 19, 2015. 2 Days, 2 Stages, over 22 Bands!
Proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project and Veteran's Haven.
VFW Post 9885: 6440 N Hix Rd, Westland, MI 48185 (Ford Rd & I-275 area). Annual Variety Live Entertainment Music Showcase and Celebration in Metro Detroit. Enjoy Bands, Musicians, Entertainers, Beer, Drinks, Food and more.
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Reign CD Release Party of their
Reign album – July 11, 2015 at the Diesel Concert Lounge. A Hard Edge Radio event, features special guests. info: facebook + tickets
Detroit Blues Society Youth Challenge is August 9th, 2015 at Airway Lanes. Bands/Musicians must be under 21 in age. Sign up by June 1st. Winning act moves on to IBC Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN. details rules
UPCOMING CONCERTS – some of the big ones. To see a lot more concerts, click → Combined Venues List of Concerts in Metro Detroit and Michigan (dates, performers subject to change without notice)
Dave Matthews Band – July 7, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
The Rolling Stones – July 8, 2015 at Comerica Park.
Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick – July 12, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Neil Young and Promise of the Real – July 14, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Boston with Brownsville Station – July 16, 2015 at Freedom Hill.
Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla – July 17, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Incubus and Deftones – July 22, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Eagles – July 24, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena.
Vans Warped Tour '15 – July 24, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Shania Twain with Gavin DeGraw – July 25, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Kelly Clarkson with guests – July 26, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – July 27, 2015 at Meadow Brook Music Festival.
Steely Dan wsg Elvis Costello – July 27, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Nicki Minaj with guests – July 31, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Nickelback – August 1, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Tim McGraw with guests – August 2, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Aerosmith – August 4, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.
The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson – August 5, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
KID ROCK with Foreigner – August 7+8, 11+12, 14+15, 18+19, 21+22, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
The Beach Boys and The Temptations – August 9, 2015 at Freedom Hill.
Motley Crue Final Tour with Alice Cooper – August 9, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Chris Brown wsg Kid Ink – August 16, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Huey Lewis & The News wsg Don Felder – August 21, 2015 at Freedom Hill.
Kenny Chesney with special guests – August 22, 2015 at Ford Field.
Dee Snider, Jackyl, Lita Ford, Great White – August 22, 2015 at Freedom Hill.
Foo Fighters with Royal Blood – August 24, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago– August 26, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Santana – August 28, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
One Direction – August 29, 2015 at Ford Field.
Lynyrd Skynyrd wsg Chris Stapleton – August 29, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Van Halen wsg Kenny Wayne Shepherd – September 4, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
AC/DC – September 8, 2015 at Ford Field.
Janet Jackson – September 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.
J. Geils Band – September 11, 2015 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Zac Brown Band – September 12, 2015 at Comerica Park.
REO Speedwagon and Night Ranger – September 20, 2015 at Freedom Hill.
Madonna – October 1, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena.
Iggy Azalea with Nick Jonas – October 3, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Who wsg Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – October 27, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena.
Above is a Partial List. To see many more concerts, click → List of Upcoming Concerts – which is a combined list of most concerts at The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Freedom Hill, The Fillmore Detroit, Ford Field, Comerica Park, Fox Theatre Detroit, Van Andel Arena, more.
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January 10, 2015 (sat) The Dick Wagner
Remember the Child Memorial Concert – at The Fillmore Detroit. Concert and Auction profits went to the Children's Miracle Network and Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Dick passed away in August 2014.
January 10, 2015 (sat) Jill Jack Birthday Bash – at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. annual event, info at theark.org/4064.html + www.jilljack.com
January 10, 2015 (sat) The Hamiltons
Angels In Love" CD Release Party – at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, MI. Jim McCarty will be guesting with The Hamiltons. Plus special guest performers Stereo Love, Lin-Say. info on → Hamiltons Facebook
January 16-17, 2015 (fri-sat) Anti-Freeze Blues Festival – at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI (1 mile north of Detroit). info when available: www.themagicbag.com – Annual event, portion of the proceeds benefits the Detroit Blues Society.
January 21-23, 2016 (thu-sat) Annual Michigan Music Conference (MMC) – in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). website: www.michiganmusicconference.org
Held at DeVos Place, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and J.W. Marriott. Purpose of the conference is to provide an annual in-service opportunity for the professional development of Michigan music educators and to serve as a coordinating body for collaborative, inter-association initiatives in support of school music in Michigan.
January 23 to 31, 2015 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival 2015 – in Ferndale, MI (just north of Detroit). website: www.ferndalebluesfestival.org
This Annual Festival averages more than 60 concerts held over nine days at over 20 venues throughout downtown Ferndale, and donates proceeds to local charities.
January 30-31, 2015 (fri-sat) Ann Arbor Folk Festival - 38th – at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI. website: theark.org
The Ark's largest annual fundraising event with some of the finest in traditional and contemporary artists. Each night will feature the opportunity to hear popular artists working at the top of their field while discovering terrific new talent.
February 3-7, 2016 (tue-sun) Annual Sphinx Competition and Finals Concert – in Detroit. website: www.sphinxmusic.org/
“open to all Junior High, High School, and College age Black and Latino string players residing in the U.S. The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting.”
February 7, 2015 (sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Winter – in Traverse City, MI (Northwest Michigan). website: microbrewandmusic.com
50 breweries, 4 music stages, food truck rally, more.
February 20-21, 2015 (fri-sat) Cooper's Glen: Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival – in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan) at The Radisson Hotel.
official website: www.greatlakesacoustic.org
Annual event presented by GLAMA (Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association), it features grassroots and acoustic performers, plus workshops and family activities.
February 21, 2015 (sat) Hip In Detroit - 3rd Anniversary Bash – at Small's in Hamtramck. about 6 bands and a dj. info at: www.hipindetroit.com + facebook event
February 8, 2015 Dilla Day (Dilla Tribute) – in Detroit. info on → facebook
February 28, 2015 (sat) Hear This! Fest – at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Twp. approx 14 bands. hearthispromotions.weebly.com
March 7, 2015 (sat) William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition Finals (Piano) – in Flint, MI. website: www.byrdartists.com – “Young artists from throughout the world compete for a grand prize of $6,000 plus an opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. each year features a different category.”
March 5-8, 2015 (thu-sun) Hamtramck Music Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit).
websites: hamtramckmusicfestival.com + facebook
140 local music acts perform at 15 venues, most within walking distance of each other. This music fest goes back to the original vibe and feel of the Metro Times Blowout. It's a bar hoppin', venue hoppin', all types of live local music good time!
March 11-14, 2015 (wed-sat) Berserker music fest at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI.
websites: berserkerdetroit.com + facebook
“4 day event presented by The Loving Touch & Woodward Avenue Brewers. 50 bands from Detroit and beyond. Fast/heavy/extreme/weird music.”
March 13-14, 2015 (fri-sat) WO-Stock Music Festival – in Holland, MI (Western Michigan).
websites: wostock.com + facebook + facebook 2
Annual event put on by West Ottawa High School students in order to raise money to ship computers, medical supplies, clothing, toys, etc. to Cameroon, Africa.
March 20-21, 2015 (fri-sat) Tilted Axes: Detroit –
Music for Mobile Electric Guitars – in Royal Oak, MI, just north of Detroit. information: www.peppergreenmedia.com
A procession of local musicians moves around town with stops at key locations.
April 4, 2015 (sat) Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival – in Ann Arbor, MI.
websites: www.monroestreetfair.com + facebook
“We are looking forward to another stellar lineup. We plan on featuring comedy and other fun stuff in between acts.”
April 10, 2015 (fri) Detroit Music Awards 2015 – DMA Ceremony & Show at The Fillmore Detroit in Downtown Detroit. websites: www.detroitmusicawards.net + facebook
Big Time Annual Awards Ceremony presented by the Detroit Music Awards Foundation (DMAF). This night is all about meeting, congratulating, and celebrating our incredibly talented local musicians in grand style! A glorious night with award presentations, live performances, mingling with music biz movers and shakers. Admission Tickets info will be posted on website along with scheduled performers and information for sponsorships and vendor booths.
April 11, 2015 (sat) Jake's Music Festival – annual benefit concert in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). website: www.jakesmusicfestival.com
5pm-11pm. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. This annual event is a benefit concert for the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Show is Free, Donations to JDRF will be accepted, plus there is a silent auction. Bands are donating their time to this great cause. Jake's Music Festival was started by Tom and Mary Scheidel of Rockford and named for their son Jake who was diagnosed with Type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes, when he was only six. Bring your family and friends.
April 18, 2015 (sat) Record Store Day 2015 – website: www.recordstoreday.com
A celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned real, live, physical, indie record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. On website you can enter to win prizes plus find stores near you. Check out and visit Michigan Record Stores. Annual celebration, 3rd Saturday every April.
TBA 2015 (fri-sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Lansing, MI
“Each Microbrew & Music Festival features over 75 musicians, over 45 breweries and over 200 craft brew flavors, between 7 and 10 local food vendors.”
TBA 28th Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony & Celebration – in Bay City (East/Mid Michigan). information: www.newreviewsite.com + facebook
“Annual landmark musical event whereby we honor Great Lakes Bay musicians in over 70 categories of music and genres ranging from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Folk, Hip-Hop and more, as selected and voted upon by registered voters of Review Magazine.”
April 23-25, 2015 (thu-sat) North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC – at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI. website: www.naibc.org
April 24-25, 2015 (fri-sat) Bringin' Back the 80's Festival – in Frankenmuth (mid/east MI, north of Flint).
websites: www.80sfest.org + facebook.com
Annual event, all ages, Admission $10. Break Dancing Show, Look-A-Like Contest, Thriller Dance-A-Long, 80s Fest Queen, DJ with music videos, live band, Retro Rec Room with memorabilia and gaming, photo booth, more. 989-652-8008.
April 29 – May 2, 2015 (wed-sat) Metro Times Blowout 18 – in Detroit, Hamtramck, Ferndale. websites: www.mtblowout.com + facebook + twitter
Over 200 Bands Playing 3 Cities Over 4 Nights. List of Bands and Schedule and are on main website. Enjoy this Big-Time, Music Slavin', Venue Bar-Hopping good time!
April 29 – May 14, 2016 (next year) Gilmore Keyboard Festival – in west Michigan. website: www.gilmorekeyboardfestival.org
Held every other year. “The Gilmore's festival presents two weeks of astonishing keyboard performances across West Michigan, a festival that celebrates the joy and power of music in concerts, recitals, chamber music performances, lectures, master classes, and film.”
May 15, 2015 (fri) The Prime Ministers
Youngstown Milk Run CD Release Party at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI. opening performers are The Native Howl and Porchsleeper. info on: facebook
May 16, 2015 (sat) Foxfest – at the The Tangent Gallery in Detroit. Foxfest is a local Music and Art Festival that features rock and acoustic women musicians and benefits three local women's shelters. It is open to both women and men to attend and perform. $10 cover. info on: facebook
May 23-25, 2015 (sat-mon) Movement - Electronic Music Festival – in Downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza. websites: movement.us + facebook
Annual event, Movement features EDM (electronic dance music), almost 100 artists on four stages. Paid General Admission, day pass and three-day passes available.
June 4-6, 2015 (thu-sat) Jackson Blues Festival – in Jackson, MI (south of Lansing). websites: jacksonbluesfest.com + facebook
held at the Jackson County Airport, Admission $5 each day.
June 5-6, 2015 (fri-sat) WYCD Downtown Hoedown Country Music Fest – at West Riverfront Park in Detroit, a new location this year.
websites: WYCD Hoedown + facebook
2015 featured artists include Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, more.
June 11-13, 2015 (thu-sat) Fuzz Fest – at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor.
info on: facebook + facebook event
“3 nights, two stages 11 bands each night. A celebration of Michigan Rock 'N' Roll music in all it's various forms.”
June 11-14, 2015 (thu-sun) Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival – in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). website: bavarianfestival.org
Bavarian style music, food, and beer. Bavarian music is played by authentically dressed German bands, also enjoy a Bavarian Parade, midway with rides and games, more.”
June 12-14, 2015 (fri-sun) Noreast'r Music & Art Festival – in Mio, MI (southeast of Gaylord). websites: noreastr.net + facebook
Annual, “three straight days of eclectic music and art, food, dancing, camping, jamming, drumming, and some of the greatest parkin’ lot pickin’ in the state. Three stages host continuous music morning to night.”
June 12-14, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at Flat Rock Summer Blast – at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit). website: flatrockriverfest.com
many music acts plus a carnival, fireworks, more.
June 13-28, 2015 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival – two weeks of concerts in Metro Detroit. website: www.greatlakeschambermusic.com
“Each June, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival brings a contingent of the world’s finest chamber musicians to metro Detroit for two weeks of performances in spectacular downtown and suburban venues.”
June 19-21, 2015 (fri-sun) Motor City Irish Fest (MCIF) – in Redford Township, MI (just west of Detroit).
websites: motorcityirishfest.com + facebook
Twenty Bands, Irish Dance groups, Pipe and drum bands, BBQ and Irish food, much more. Held at Western Graham Field on Beech Daly Rd (south of 5 Mile) adjacent to St. Valentines.
June 19-21, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at Belleville National Strawberry Festival – in Belleville, MI (west of Detroit).
annual event. Downtown area has 3 stages of live entertainment. Variety of local bands and artists are featured and their schedules will be posted, plus
Strawberry Idol singing competition.
June 20, 2015 (sat) Alpena Blues Festival – in Alpena, MI (northeast lower peninsula). websites: www.alpenablues.com + facebook
Annual, held at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. “Keeping the Blues Alive and Helping Stamp Out Hunger with The Blues”
June 20, 2015 (sat) Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival – in Brethren, MI (northwest lower peninsula). www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html
38th Annual in 2015.
June 25-28, 2015 (thu-sun) Electric Forest Festival – in Rothbury, MI, at the Double JJ Ranch (western Michigan).
websites: www.electricforestfestival.com + facebook
Four day outdoor music festival, about 90 local and national music acts, many music genres. camping available.
June 25-28, 2015 (fri-sun) Stars and Stripes Festival – at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, MI. websites: www.starsandstripesfest.com + facebook
FREE admission. Music Performances by national and local bands, over 75 performances, four stages. Plus there's art, fireworks and more.
June 25-28, 2015 (thu-sun) St. Stan's A.C. Polish Festival – in Bay City, MI (East/Mid Michigan). information: facebook.
Enjoy Polish Music (live bands) at
Michigan's largest Polish Festival
June 26-27, 2015 (fri-sat) JuneGrass Bluegrass Music Festival – in Lowell, MI (West Michigan). information: www.wmbma.org
Presented by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Band Scramble, Workshops, 50/50 Drawings, bake sale, silent auction, plenty of jamming, camping available.
July 2-5, 2015 (thu-sun) Cedar Polka Fest – in Cedar, MI (northwest Michigan). websites: www.cedarpolkafest.com + facebook
Annual four-day party with food, drink, polka music and dancing.
July 3-4, 2015 (fri-sat) Muskegon Rockstock – at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan).
websites: www.muskegonrockstock.com + facebook.
Annual huge party complete with live music, food and drinks.
July 4 + 9-12, 2015 Concert of Colors – Annual Diversity Festival in Detroit. www.concertofcolors.com + arabamericanmuseum.org
“It’s a free celebration of the many ethnicities and cultures represented by the people of southeast Michigan and the indigenous music of Detroit.”
July 7-12, 2015 (tue-sun) Common Ground Music Festival – in Lansing, MI. website: www.commongroundfest.com
Annual event. “The featured component of Common Ground - top-shelf, national musical performers will occupy two (2) main stages each night. Headline shows will spotlight numerous contemporary musical formats including Country, Classic Rock, New Rock and R&B. A variety of local, regional and other national performers will ignite other festival stages with non-stop music of all kinds throughout the Festival.”
July 8-11, 2015 (wed-sat) Music at River Raisin Festival – in Blissfield, MI. website: www.blissfield.net annual, 31st in 2014.
July 9-12, 2015 (thu-sun) Uncle Sam Jam – in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit). websites: unclesamjamfest.com + facebook
Annual event at Civic Center Park. 2015 features Carnival Rides and Games, Monster Truck Rides, Camel Rides and petting zoo, Banana Derby, Firework Display, and FREE concerts all weekend long headlined by Bret Michaels.
July 9-11, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Blues Festival (KBF) – in Kalamazoo (West Michigan). information: www.kvba.org/?page_id=206 + facebook
20th Annual in 2013. 20+ acts, national and the regions best blues talent. Put on by the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association (KVBA), held at the Arcadia Festival Site. Fest held annually in July.
July 10-11, 2015 (fri-sat) Michigan Elvisfest – in Ypsilanti, MI.
websites: www.mielvisfest.org + facebook
Annual event. “One of The Largest Elvisfest Concerts in North America! This not a contest but a true concert with spectacular performances, from the first act to the last act, by the best professional Elvis Tribute Artists in North America.” includes local.
July 10-12, 2015 (fri-sun) American Polish Festival & Craft Show – in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). www.americanpolishfestival.com
33rd. Three days of Live Music and Dancing, Polish Cuisine and American favorites, Craft show, Polish Pub, Annual Pierogi-Eating Contest, Vegas Room and Kid's Games. Held on the grounds of the American-Polish Century Club located at 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Entry Fee is $5 parking. phone 586-264-7990.
July 10-12, 2015 (fri-sun) Blissfest - 35th Annual – in Harbor Springs, MI (northwest tip of lower peninsula). details at: www.blissfest.org
A celebration of music, culture, art and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk and roots music and dance. All ages event is a showcase of the many musical styles that define American roots and world music, plus a juried arts and crafts show.
July 11, 2015 (sat) Backpack Music Festival – on Belle Isle, Detroit.
websites: www.backpackmusicfestival.net + facebook
Annual Fundraiser for Detroit area children in need of school supplies. Event features Detroit's Musical and Visual artistry.
July 11, 2015 (sat) Reign CD Release Party of
Reign album – at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. It's a Hard Edge Radio event with special guests: Imminent Sonic Destruction, A.S.S., Mare Crisium.
facebook + tickets
July 16-18, 2015 (thu-sat) Beaver Island Music Festival (BIMF) – on Beaver Island, near Charlevoix. website: www.beaverislandmusicfestival.com
Annual festival promotes variety and tradition of all music and art. camping available.
July 17-19, 2015 (fri-sun) Faster Horses Festival – at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.
websites: fasterhorsesfestival.com + facebook
3-day country music festival and camping. Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and more.
July 17-19, 2015 (fri-sun) Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival – in Marquette, MI (U.P.). website: www.hiawathamusic.org
Annual. “Event features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk - including singer/songwriters - and dance. Mainstage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites.”
July 18-19, 2015 (sat-sun) Music Fest 4 Vets! 2015 at VFW Post 9885 in Westland, MI (west of Detroit). 2 days, 2 Stages, over 21 Bands!
$10 donation goes to Wounded Warrior Project and Veteran's Haven.
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Michigan Vet Fest Music Festival presents... Music Fest 4 Vets! a Variety Live Entertainment showcase and celebration in Metro Detroit with proceeds going to U.S. Veterans in need. Party bands, classic rock, modern rock, country, r&b, party blues, more. In addition to bands musicians entertainers, there will be beer, drinks, food, raffles, and more. Annual music festival, it's a Grand Party - everyone invited. Bands, schedule on: michiganvetfest.com
Location: 6440 N Hix Rd, Westland, MI 48185 (Ford Rd & I-275 area).
July 19, 2015 (sun) Michigan Jazz Festival – in Livonia at Schoolcraft College (west of Detroit).
websites: www.michiganjazzfestival.org + facebook
Annual event features lots of great straight ahead jazz. No smooth jazz. Held on the 3rd Sunday in July.
July 20-25, 2015 (thu-sat) Marshall Bluegrass Festival – 15th Annual – in Marshall, MI, at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds.
Michigan's Largest Jamming Festival!. camp sites available.
July 23-25, 2015 (thu-sat) Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair – in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit).
info on: www.sterling-heights.net + facebook
“Now in its 35th year, Sterlingfest mixes the tradition of an Arts & Crafts Fair, a variety of music including jazz, blues, folk and Top 40 entertainment, Kidzfest children’s activities and entertainment stage, a family midway, local restaurateurs, a main concert stage, evening concerts.”
July 24-25, 2015 (fri-sat) Heatstock Blues Festival – in Fostoria, MI. about 14 blues artists/bands, information and tickets at: www.nocover.net
July 24-26, 2015 (fri-sun) Traverse City Music Festival – in Traverse City, MI. information at: traversecitymusicfestival.com + facebook
3-day music festival held at The Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds. 80's night, Battle of The Bands with $10K Cash prize for winning band, Country Night.
July 24-26, 2015 (fri-sun) Dunesville Music Festival – in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). websites: dunesvillemusicfestival.com + facebook
Annual Dunesville Bluegrass, Folk and Roots Music Festival.
July 24-26, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at St. Clair Riverfest – in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit). website: stclairriverfest.com
FREE admission. Annual event combines Offshore Boat Racing with National Recording artists and draws over 100,000 visitors annually.
July 25-26, 2015 (sat-sun) Mo Pop Festival – at West Riverfront Park in Detroit. websites: mopopfestivaldetroit.com + facebook
Outdoor event featuring approx 25 bands. Plus a Biergarten with beer and drinks, food trucks, craft bazaar, and interesting technology (Mo Tech).
TBA 2015 Crispy Music Fest – at Whites Bar in Saginaw, MI.
Annual, indoor/outdoor, all ages, approximately 28 bands.
TBA 2015 (fri-sat) Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art – at various locations in Detroit. Music and art festival features lots of brass bands, marching bands and street art. website: crashdetroit.org
TBA 2015 The Hustle Load Music Festival – in Flint, MI. Metal to Industrial bands and artists. info on: facebook
TBA 2015 New Country on the River – at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, MI. 3rd annual in 2014. info when available at: 99.5 WYCD
July 30 – August 2, 2015 (thu-sun) Woodtick Music Festival – in the U.P.
Annual. “Woodtick Music Festival is a home-grown, Upper Peninsula style shindig featuring a variety of regional and not so regional bands who all have one thing in common .... they're damn good!”
July 31 – August 1, 2015 (fri-sat) The East Ports Blues Festival – in Port Sanilac, MI. information: portsanilac.net/...blues-festival + facebook
features American Blues Music, beer tent, car show, vintage boat show, 5K race, BBQ, more.
TBA 2015 (fri-sun) Imminent Disclosure Camp Out Music Festival – in Lenox Twp, MI. websites: imminentdisclosure.com + facebook
The festival in Metro Detroit at 28 Mile Rd & Gratiot Ave in Lenox Twp is a cosmic themed extravaganza showcasing over 60 local hip hop groups, jam bands, and electronic music producers.
TBA 2015 (tue-sat) Del Shannon Days – in Coopersville, MI (western MI, northwest of Grand Rapids). info: coopersvillefarmmuseum.org
August 5-8, 2015 (wed-sat) Unity Christian Music Festival – in Muskegon, MI. Annual. websites: unitymusicfestival.com + facebook
August 6-8, 2015 (thu-sat) Milan Bluegrass Festival – in Milan, MI (lower Southeast MI). Annual. camping available.
information: kccampgroundmilan.com/...bluegrass-festival + facebook
August 6-9, 2015 (thu-sun) Farmfest – in Johannesburg (northern lower peninsula). website: www.farm-fest.com
Annual traditional music festival featuring ␄folk-spirited acts, from traditional folk and bluegrass to modern reggae and folk-flavored rock'n'roll. Farmfest is a four-day Mooosical Magical happening. It's a musician's playground, so if you like to jam bring your instruments. Main stage music begins on Friday. Drum Kiva, Fire Circle Jams, Dance Pavilion Events, Feedbag Café and Pub, Parkin' Lot Pickin', Candle Light Labyrinth Walk, Second Stage Open Mic, Kids-Kids-Kids Stuff!, Workshops, more.–
August 6-9, 2015 (thu-sun) River Raisin Jazz Festival – in Monroe (lower Southeast MI). information: facebook + www.monroeinfo.com
Annual, at St Marys Park in Downtown Monroe. "Award Winning River Raisin Jazz Festival is one of the Great Lakes Region's largest & best FREE Jazz festivals. With more than 50,00 visitors in attendance each year from around the state and across the nation. We have hosted the BIGGEST names in Jazz plus local jazz artists."
August 7-9, 2015 (fri-sun) Great Lakes Folk Festival (GLFF) – in East Lansing, MI. website: www.greatlakesfolkfest.net
Annual, “GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, authentic ethnic food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids and their companions.”
August 7-9, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at Milford Memories Summer Festival – in Milford, MI (northwest of Detroit).
Live music entertainment a variety of events and activities, annual festival has over 200,000 attendees.
August 8, 2015 (sat) Dirt Fest – at Birch Run Expo Center (north of Flint).
websites: dirtfest.com + facebook
Annual music and culture festival with multiple stages, many different styles of music.
August 8, 2015 (sat) Memphis Blues Festival Michigan – in Memphis, MI (northeast of Detroit, a little southwest of Port Huron). information: facebook
Annual, Free Admission, approximately 12 blues performers.
TBA 2015 (fri-sat) CowPie Music Fest – in Alaska, MI (a little southeast of Grand Rapids). websites: on www.cowpiemusicfestival.com + facebook
43 bands, 226 musicians, 516 songs, 16 musical genres, two days, two stages, 700 FREE campsites, FREE parking, 50+ vendors, cold beer, thousands of your friends, and a FREE Cowpie Stampede Mud Run 5k course! weekend tickets $55 advance, $70 day of show. No individual day prices.
TBA 2015 Cheeseburger in Caseville – (Caseville is in Michigan's thumb).
information: www.casevillechamber.net/ + 2014 festival info/
Annual. City is “10 days festival that celebrates the lifestyle and music made popular by Jimmy Buffett.” Carnival, Parade of Tropical Fools, Caribbean Street Dance, Live Entertainment, Vintage Motorcycle Show, Classic Car Show, Craft Show, Texas Hold'em Tournament, Golf Scramble, Beautiful Baby Contest, Lots of Cheeseburgers, more.
August 13-15 & August 20-22, 2015 (thu-sat) Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest – in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI).
information: www.frankenmuth.org/festivals + facebook
Annual event, two weekends, 6 days of music events featuring 14 of the nations top polka bands.
August 14-16, 2015 (fri-sun) Grand Marais Music and Arts Festival – in the U.P. (upper peninsula).
information: grandmaraismichigan.com + facebook
Three days of music, food, crafts, and fun in Grand Marais. Annual event with Bluegrass, Blues, Classic Rock, Americana, Rockabilly, Jazz/Rock, Acoustic, more. on-site camping available.
August 14-16, 2015 (fri-sun) Hoxeyville Music Festival – in Wellston, MI.
websites: www.hoxeyville.com + facebook
This year marks Hoxeyville's 11th anniversary, set on 85+ acres of pristine farmland and surrounded by natural hardwoods within the Manistee National Forest. Bluegrass and roots music, two stages featuring national touring artists and Michigan talent.
August 15, 2015 (sat) Music at the Woodward Dream Cruise – bands, performers, djs, will be doing music at various stages and venues throughout the cruise route. more info on www.woodwarddreamcruise.com
August 15, 2015 (sat) Mad Decent Block Party Detroit – in Metro Detroit.
websites: www.maddecentblockparty.com + maddecent.com + facebook.
All ages, electronic and hip hop music.
TBA 2015 Cosmic Slop Music Festival – in Detroit, MI.
websites: cosmicslopfest.com + facebook
3rd in 2013. noon to 2am, an All-Ages, Multi-Cultural Rock Music Festival. Fest also has Live Art, film screenings, food, more.
TBA 2015 (fri-sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Summer – in Traverse City, MI (Northwest Michigan). website: microbrewandmusic.com
“Each Microbrew & Music Festival features over 75 musicians, over 45 breweries and over 200 craft brew flavors, between 7 and 10 local food vendors.”
TBA 2015 (sat) Harsens Island Bluegrass Festival – in East Michigan.
information on facebook. noon to 9pm at the Harsens Island Schoolhouse Grille. Traveling to Harsens Island also requires a $7 (or more) ferry ride.
TBA 2015 (sun) Mack and Third – in Detroit. Kem's annual festival and food drive to help the homeless in Detroit. info on facebook + twitter
August 21-23, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at Ypsilanti Heritage Festival – at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit).
websites: www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com + facebook
Free Admission, Around 24 bands, 4 stages. Also has Beer Garden, Casino Gambling, Children's Village, arts and crafts, food, more.
August 22, 2015 (sat) Great Lakes Gathering - Irish Festival – at First Merit Bank Event Park in Saginaw, MI, across the street from the Dow Event Center. website: www.greatlakesgathering.com
An all encompassing Irish music and cultural festival that showcases not only local & regional performers, but also those touring nationally and internationally. Also included in this year's event will be dancers, storytellers, workshops in music, dance and Irish Language. Plus Irish vendors, food vendors, beer
pub tent and whiskey tastings.
August 27-30, 2015 (thu-sun) Midland Folk Music Festival - 22nd Annual – in Midland, MI (Mid Michigan). information: www.folkmusicsociety.org/p/folk-festival.html
Held at the Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Rd., Midland, MI. A folk music experience: a gathering of traditional folk musicians from all levels of play, folk enthusiasts and traditional dancers. “Join in the fun as we play, laugh, learn, listen, camp, perform, dance, sing, teach, learn, buy, trade and sell! Lots of jamming and open stage opportunities. Workshops are included with the price of admission.”
August 27-29, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – at Growlers Baseball Field, Mayor Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI).
websites: www.islandfestkalamazoo.com + facebook
Annual. Reggae music includes “international, national, regional, and local talent and is the largest celebration of the Caribbean culture in Michigan.”
August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Blues By The Bay - 14th Annual – in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan). website: bluesbythebaytawas.org
Three day blues festival presented by the Tawas Bay Blues Society (TBBS). Performer Line-Up on website, $20 for all three days.
August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - 11th Annual – in the U.P. (upper peninsula).
websites: www.porkiesfestival.org + facebook
Held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Annual festival features “folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary music from top-class nationally touring artists as well as up and coming Michigan artists. 1,250 people per day will get to hear the over 30 artists who will appear on our outdoor stages.”
August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Sun Dried Music Festival - 5th Annual – in Mason, MI (near Lansing).
websites: www.masondda.com/Sun-Dried.html + facebook
Free Admission, showcases a variety of musical performances ranging from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.
TBA 2015 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). website: www.marquetteareabluessociety.org/festival.php
Marquette Area Blues Society (MABS) Annual Blues Festival in the Upper Peninsula includes 10 scheduled main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party. Adult Tickets: Daily $30, Weekend $50. Children 14 and under free with paid adult. Student, Young Adult, and Pre-Festival ticket discounts available.
September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) – in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit).
websites: www.artsbeatseats.com + facebook
“Oakland County's Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit, plus international, regional and local attractions. Festival admission is $3 until 5pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday and $5 after 5pm everyday. Fest is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only.” parking is extra on all days. annual event every Labor Day Weekend.
September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Detroit Jazz Festival - 35th Annual – at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. website: www.detroitjazzfest.com
Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.
September 5, 2015 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan's Thumb).
information when posted: www.bluewaterfolksociety.org + facebook
“A FREE all-day music festival for the entire family with music stages spread throughout downtown Lexington. Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana. There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children's stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny at the end of the night. Be sure to bring your instrument, lawn chairs AND your singing voice so you can participate in the events.”
September 5-6, 2014 (fri-sat) Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival – in Brighton, MI (northwest of Detroit).
information: www.brightoncoc.org/ + facebook
Annual, Free Admission. “Each year, thousands of people experience the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and the bluest of blues, washing it all down with ice cold beverages from the beer and wine garden!”
September 11-13, 2015 (fri-sun) Wheatland Music Festival – in Remus, MI (Mid Michigan). website: www.wheatlandmusic.org
Annual festival held in September the first weekend after Labor Day. 160-acre festival site, juried arts and crafts show, raffle, children's activities, teen and young adult activities, instrument and dance workshops, music, food. Impromptu jam sessions can be found throughout the campgrounds all weekend long.
September 12, 2015 (sat) Music at Dally in the Alley – in Detroit.
website: dallyinthealley.com + facebook
Held annually the Saturday after Labor Day. 4 stages featuring many styles of music, plus a local artists gallery.
September 12-13, 2015 (sat-sun) Chill On The Hill - Rock Fest – at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, MI. info and tickets at: freedomhill.net – about 21 music acts, national and local, headliner is Weezer.
September 13-14, 2015 [next year](fri-sat) AlteredSkin Revolution – in Saginaw, MI. websites: www.alteredskinrevolution.com + facebook
event features over 22 bands and a tattoo contest.
September 17-20, 2015 (fri-sun) Michigan Irish Music Festival – in Downtown Muskegon (West Michigan).
websites: www.michiganirish.org + facebook
Annual festival features music on 3 stages, an Irish Pub, Market vendors, cultural activities, more. tickets: daily admission or three day pass.
September 18-19, 2015 (fri-sat) Old Town BluesFest – in Lansing. Annual Free blues festival with national, regional, and local acts. info on facebook
September 18-20, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at Flat Rock Riverfest – at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit). websites: flatrockriverfest.com + facebook + www.flatrockmi.org
many music acts plus monster trucks, fireworks, beer tent, more.
September 19-20, 2014 (fri-sat) Forever Festival – electronic music festival at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). information at: freedomhill.net
TBA 2015 (fri-sat) FallFest Bluegrass Festival – in Lowell, MI (west Michigan). information on: www.wmbma.org/
Annual Music Festival put on by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, held at the Kent County Fairgrounds. Regional and local bands, band scramble, workshops, camping available.
September 25-27, 2015 (fri-sun) Music at DIY Street Fair (Do-It-Yourself) – in Ferndale, MI. websites: diystreetfair.com + facebook
Annual event expected back in 2015 after skipping 2014 due to street closures and construction issues.
September 26-27, 2014 (fri-sat) Oktoberfest West Michigan – in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). website: www.oktoberfestwestmichigan.com
“We are hosting the largest known Alphorn Ensemble in the US”. Free Admission, free parking, held at John Ball Park, put on by the Edelweiss Club. German music, dancing, authentic German food, beer tent, more.
October 2-3, 2015 (fri-sat) Rootenanny – in Marquette, MI.
websites: www.rootstand.com + facebook
Annual roots music festival hosted by Rootstand (a roots band).
October 3, 2015 (sat) 30th Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest – in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit).
Annual event. Contestants must play a waltz, a schottische, a jig and a reel in a manner suitable to Michigan old-time dancing. Contest is part of the Huron Township Applefest.
October 16-19, 2014 (thu-sun) Mackinac Island Songwriterʼs Workshop – on Mackinac Island, MI.
The MISW is an all-inclusive, 3-night/4-day excursion into sharpening and adding to your skills not only as a songwriter, but also the marketing/promotion of your songs (including social media), recording, and basic musical arranging knowledge you’ll need to truly bring a song to fruition and to effectively find a home and/or audience for it.
October 17-18, 2014 (fri-sat) Big Country Fest – in Frankenmuth, MI.
5th Annual MI's Big Country Fest! Enjoy Six of the Area's Most Popular Bands, Beer & Mixed Drinks, Mechanical Bull, Down-Home BBQ Dinners & Snacks, Line Dancing and much more.
October 18, 2014 (sat) Annual WHFR Record Show – at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. website: www.whfr.fm/recordshow
WHFR 89.3 FM record show features wide variety of vendors selling vinyl, cds, tapes, videos, movies, music memorabilia, more. Plus there will be door prizes, give-aways and more.
October 21-24, 2015 (wed-sat) Edgefest 19th Annual – in Ann Arbor, MI.
official information on: www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/edgefest
Annual Jazz and Creative Music festival takes place at several venues. “18th Annual Edgefest
BAS(S)ically Sound! will explore new music created by BASSISTS! As always, it will showcase some of the most celebrated and creative multi-instrumentalists on the scene today. As in past years, Edgefest reaches out beyond the concert hall with Fringe at the Edge performances, public discussions, workshops and school residencies.”
October 22-24, 2015 (thu-sat) Midwest Fest 8 – at Hunter's Ale House in Mount Pleasant, MI (Mid Michigan).
websites: mwfest.com + facebook
Annual, features music from all over the Midwest, about 16 bands.
TBA Mackinac Island Music Festival – on Mackinac Island, MI.
website: mackinacislandmusicfestival.org – a former annual event, current status unknown as of 9-21-2014.
November 6-9 & 13-16, 2014 Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters – 20th Annual – in Harbor Springs (northwest tip of lower peninsula). full information at: www.springfed.org
Presented by Springfed Arts, retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family. Write a song, inspirational talk/presentations, discussions on craft/creative process, open mic/song swaps, one on one sessions, food.
November 15, 2014 (sat) Echo Fest V – at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI. Experimental and psychedelic music, visuals, 12 local and regional bands, two stages. info on facebook
November 22-23, 2014 (sat-sun) Fall Metal Fest 5 – at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI (northeast of Detroit). approx 20 bands, ages 18+. www.dieselconcertlounge.net
December 5, 2014 (fri) Jingle Ballz 7 – at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. Citizen Zero, Dead In 5, Mr. Demented, plus all the usual debauchery and familiar faces. Hosted by Howie D and Rachel May of Hard Edge Radio. info: www.thecrofoot.com/events
December 6, 2014 (sat) 42nd Annual Noel Night in Midtown Detroit
5pm-10pm. Activities will include holiday shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups. Over 70 Midtown venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, amongst many others, will open their doors to the public Free of Charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday
open house. Festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Ave led by the Salvation Army Band.
December 7, 2014 (sun) Rock 4 Tots - 7th Annual at Pub 1281 in Clinton Township, MI. 30+ Bands, hosted by Screamin Scott of WRIF, a visit from Santa, raffles, 50/50 and more! Proceeds benefit The Clinton Township Goodfellows
No Child Without A Christmas yearly mission. Doors open at noon, Entry: New unwrapped toy (valued $5+) or $5 cash donation appreciated. info on → facebook
December 14, 2014 (sun) The Boa Constrictors 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Fudraiser – at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, MI. Starts at 4 pm, Admission is a $10 unwrapped toy or $10 cash donation. Performances by The Boa Constrictors and other Detroit Blues Acts. info at theboaconstrictors.com + facebook
December 14, 2014 (sun) Rock 4 Tots West - 1st Annual at the All Around Bar in Taylor, MI. 20+ Bands, hosted by Screamin Scott of WRIF, a visit from Santa, raffles, 50/50 draws and more! Proceeds benefit The Clinton Township Goodfellows
No Child Without A Christmas yearly mission. Doors open at 2 pm, Entry: New unwrapped toy (valued $5+) or $5 cash donation appreciated. info on → facebook
December 25, 2014 (thursday) Christmas
Merry Christmas to everyone, everywhere!
TBA 2014 Motor City Movement – Dance Choreographers Showcase – at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. information when available: www.thecrofoot.com/events
“Live dance show, cash bar, guest DJs and one of the biggest dance parties/dance jams in Metro Detroit. Launched in 2010, Motor City Movement features the biggest collaboration of choreographers the area had never seen with over 20 locally and nationally recognized choreographers and dance crews.”
December 31, 2014 (wednesday night) New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!
CONCERT SERIES AND MUSIC SERIES throughout Michigan
Rockin' on the Riverfront Summer Concerts – Detroit, MI – Annual, Free Admission classic rock concerts at the GM Riverfront Plaza (back of GM Renaissance Center) in Downtown Detroit, a collaboration with WCSX.
Sonic Lunch - Ann Arbor, MI – annual. Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch is a Free outdoor summer concert series at Liberty Plaza on Thursdays at lunch time from June to August.
New Center Park Concerts and Music Nights – Detroit, MI – annual. June to September. Some events are free, some charge admission.
Chene Park Jazz Series – Detroit, MI – June 11 to August 13, 2014. Rain or shine, all patrons require a ticket.
Friday Night Concert Series – Northville, MI – All Concerts are Free. annual, end of May to end of August.
Music in the Park - Plymouth, MI – Annual. Wednesdays during summer in Kellogg Park. facebook
Music in the Parks - Flint, MI – Annual. Four Free Concerts in July and August. facebook
White Crow Conservatory of Music Concert Series - Saginaw, MI – It also has workshops, festivals and special events throughout the year.
Manitou Music Festival (MMF) Concert Series - Leelanau County – Annual in July and August, in the Northwest Lower Peninsula. various types of music.
Scarab Club Music Events - Detroit, MI – various throughout the year. facebook
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series – Lansing, MI – contra and square dances, all are taught, callers call out the moves to a live band.
Bach Festival of Kalamazoo Concert Series – in Kalamazoo (Southwest MI). Annual, in or near April.
MAMA's Coffee House Concert Series – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Winter/Spring and Fall series. It's a nonprofit organization and a production of Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance (MAMA) and Birmingham Unitarian Church.
Music in the Park Summer Concert Series - Mackinac Island, MI – annual. June to August. Concerts are free, presented by the Mackinac Arts Council.
Find More Music Events in Michigan
Detroit Blues Society Youth Challenge – annual, bands/musicians must be under 21 in age. Winning act moves on to represent Detroit at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN. details
Michigan Shows – list of Festivals and Music
Michigan Festival Schedule – continually updated list with event links, dates.
Metro Times – List of Music Events – in metro Detroit. performers, events at bars and venues. searchable.
Playing Here – Michigan – local music calendar arranged by city & venue on playinghere.com
Flint Area and Genesee County Music Events – list includes dates, descriptions, event links.
Detroit Area Blues Events – throughout the year. one continually updated page of event dates, location, artists, and contact info listed by the Detroit Blues Society (DBS). also see DBS Official Events.
U.P.Bands.com – their list of festivals includes all of the upper peninsula and northern Wisconson.
Fusicology Detroit Events – underground, house, freestyle, soul ...
Frankenmuth Festivals – in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI).
Cranbrook Music Guild – in Bloomfield Hills, MI. classical/chamber music events.
JAM NIGHTS and OPEN MIC
Jazz Events and Jams in Mid Michigan – listed by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan (JAMM).
Open Jam Nights Facebook Page – Metro Detroit and Michigan – “Local Places where Musicians and anyone can go to and Listen or Participate in and Show their Talent or just wanna cut loose and meet new friends who love to do the same.”
Open Mic Nights – Michigan – listed on openmikes.org
Acoustic Jam Night at Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center – First and Third Tuesday of every month, year round, for beginner and experienced alike. It has become a community gathering with upwards of 35 Michigan musicians playing at any given time, a mix of old gospel, country, bluegrass, and folk music. Cost is $4 each (kids 12 & under are free).
Submissions for Music Events in Michigan
Except for specific submission pages below, if you want to perform at events listed on this page, visit event websites for application/submission pages or to contact them directly to get details on who books their entertainment.
Music Fest 4 Vets Band Submissions – mainstream variety music. Bands donate a 45 minute showcase performance to support U.S. Veterans in need. No submission fee, annual summer event in Metro Detroit.
Arts, Beats & Eats – submissions start in February. annually has over 200 music performances on ten stages.
Stars & Stripes Festival, Uncle Sam Jam, St. Clair Riverfest, Harley Fest, Rocking on the Riverfront Concert Series, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Opening Act slots at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. click → Band Submission Page at FunFest Productions Inc. – starting mid-February.
WYCD Detroit Downtown Hoedown Local Band Submission - country music fest, submissions usually accepted starting in February.
Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair – submissions start in February.
Metro Times Blowout Submissions Page – Michigan bands musicians only – submissions usually accepted in February.
Dirt Fest – submissions start in February, deadline in June. Annual event held at Birch Run Expo Center (north of Flint) in early August. Lots of bands, 4 stages, different styles of music.
Music Slavin' – Helping To Connect People With Music
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